Friday, July 15
Support the athletes competing this weekend in the annual CanWest Games at Percy Perry Stadium in Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The three-day event includes multiple competition floors, DJs, vendor booths, educational speakers and food trucks.
Tuck into some ribs, corn and cornbread served up at Rocky Point Park for this weekend’s annual Ribfest. Organized by the Port Moody Rotary, the event features fare from seven ribbers, a park-wide beer garden and live music. Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, Ribfest runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody).
WELCOME TO COQUITLAM
Newcomers to Coquitlam can learn about the city on a walking tour with teen guides. Organized by the Coquitlam Public Library, the 90-minute tour starts at 1:30 p.m. at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) and will include stops at landmarks in the City Centre neighbourhood. Learn about nearby businesses and services.
Head over to Town Centre Park (1290 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the city’s first show in its Summer Concert Series. For Rock Night, catch Redeye Empire at 6 p.m. and, at 7:45 p.m., Beau Wheeler, a non-binary artist similar in style to kd lang who is dropping two new albums this year.
Saturday, July 16
Join the Coquitlam Heritage Society for a tour of Maillardville, a French–Canadian neighbourhood in Coquitlam, as part of Historic Places Day. The English-language walk starts at 11 a.m., while the Mandarin tour is at 1 p.m. There is no charge; however, registration is required. The tour is also happening on Sunday (11 a.m. Mandarin; 1 p.m. English).
Sunday, July 17
Slip on your walking shoes to tour the səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview Lands, a century-old mental health site that has a world-class arboretum. The two-hour hike leaves with an arborist at 1 p.m. from the upper side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) building; look for the directional signs. The event is rain or shine, and is hosted by the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, which is marking its 30th year.